ForexLive Asia-Pacific FX news wrap: USD range linked to Asian trade

A report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday afternoon saying:

  • “A series of worrying inflation reports in recent days is likely to lead Federal Reserve officials to consider surprising markets with a larger-than-expected interest rate hike of 0.75 percentage points during of their meeting this week”

led a cascade of analysts to revise their forecasts for Wednesday’s FOMC decision from +50bp to a 75bp interest rate hike. So much so that 75 bp has now become a consensus.

Rate futures fell to just under 100% for a 0.75% move.

Check out Monday’s US Time Zone Summary for more and a recap of the huge stock plunge (linked above).

The re-opening of stock index futures on Globex allowed US stock indices to recover a bit. Oracle’s strong earnings report after the spot market closed helped the rebound.

Asia-Pacific stocks fell.

Crypto continued his cratering. BTC/USD has dropped to around US$21,000 and is around 21.5,000 as I post.

On the major exchange rates, the session was relatively subdued, the market’s attention is elsewhere.


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